While John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell spend their time talking about the need to put an extra $80,000 dollars in the pocket of everyone who makes a million dollars a year, they can't find the time to discuss extending unemployment benefits. It is unconscionable that they play God with the livelihood of Americans.
To Messrs. Boehner, Cantor and McConnell, I have only this to say: Shut up about whatever mandate you think you have received. The American people, not just your millionaire friends would like you to do something to improve the conditions in this country. If you feel an extension of benefits needs to be paid for I have a great idea - restructure pensions, salaries and benefits to all current and former members of congress. If you need help, I'm available and can be in Washington in 24 hours.
But, I know you won't call since you are not now - nor have you ever been - serious about honest governing. The "holier than thou" party need only remember these words: "Whatever you do to the least of my brethren you do unto me."
1. Failure to reauthorize unemployment benefits will hurt economy, say economists. [The Huffington Post]
2. November 30 signals end of unemployment extensions. [World News Vine]
3. The long road to full employment. [Progress Illinois]
4. Washington officials to warn about 240K over shorter jobless payments if Congress doesn't extend. [The Washington Examiner from AP]